BEFORE ADAM (Unrecorded English edition).
BEFORE ADAM (Unrecorded English edition).

BEFORE ADAM (Unrecorded English edition).

London: Macmillan, 1907. First UK edition. Original light brown pictorial cloth with lettering in red and white and dark brown footprint motif on front cover and spine, octavo, 242 pp., 4 pages ads at year. Frontispiece and 7 color plates, plus many illustrations in the text and a two-page map. Slight fading to spine, moderate rubbing to covers, endpapers darkened, some foxing to pages, else about very good. Item #22723

Unrecorded UK edition mostly identical with the first US edition (including February, 1907 printing statement), with these divergent points: Title page is a cancel, with new title page tipped in on an obvious stub; "London" rather than New York in primary position in publisher statement at foot of title page; "No. 525" typeset in 4-point font at lower left on title page; "Macmillan Colonial Library" at top of title page; absence of Norwood Press printer slug on copyright page; typeset "This Edition is intended for circulation only in India and the British Colonies" statement below copyright notices. Both BAL (11903) and Woodbridge (52) name the London: T. Werner Laurie, 1908 edition as the first UK edition, with no mention of this one. This copy certainly precedes the Laurie edition. OCLC/Worldcat find only 2 copies catalogued as 1907 London "Macmillan Colonial Library" edition (University of California, Berkeley Library and Waseda University Library, Tokyo). Rare.

Price: $850.00

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